Vietjet’s hot air balloon and bikini girls (Source: Vietjet Air)

Hanoi (VNA) -  Vietnam’s low cost airline Vietjet has brought its hot air balloon and beautiful and young flight attendants in bikini to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017 in the United States, the largest balloon festival in the world.

 

The 46th fiesta, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico from October 7 to October 15, 2017 attracts more than 550 balloons and nearly 1,000 pilots worldwide. This year’s event also features more than 94 unique balloon designs from 22 countries, including the United States, Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic and Japan.

Vietjet’s balloon sports the colors of the Vietnamese national flag — namely, red and yellow —and is 25 metres high and 18 metres wide. The balloon can cover a large distance and reach a maximum height of nearly 1,000 metres. It was showcased to visitors from October 7-9.

Festival visitors will have the opportunity to watch the Vietjet balloon lift into the panoramic sky view of Albuquerque while meeting the airline’s friendly bikini clad models.

Launched in 2016, Vietjet balloon has participated in a series of major festivals in Vietnam and around the world. At the 2016 Hue Festival, the Vietjet balloon was the only representative of Vietnam to participate in the 2016 International Hot Air Balloon Festival with balloons from eight other countries, including UK, Netherlands, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.

In August of the same year, the balloon made its first overseas appearance at Taiwan’s largest hot air balloon festival, Luye Gaotai, in Taitung City. The company continued to be the only representative from Vietnam to participate in the ninth My Balloon Fiesta in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with 18 participants from 11 different countries in March this year. After the United States, the Vietjet balloon will travel to its next destination in Japan in November.

First held in 1972, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an annual festival of hot air balloons that takes place every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. This year’s theme is Inflate your imagination through countless colors and shapes and endless possibilities of fun and exploration.

Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diversified services to meet customers’ demands. It is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate.

Currently, the airline boasts a fleet of 45 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 350 flights each day. It has already opened 73 routes in Vietnam and across the region to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, the RoK, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia.-VNA